Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!
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Action Alert : Come out on Tuesday, March 13 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting Hearing, at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225
In the above photo the orange buildings are developments being proposed. The big one the right would be the largest residential development in Brooklyn if built.
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In 1991 The Brooklyn Botanic Garden "BBG" got a rezoning along its perimeter to protect itself against tall buildings that would cast shadows and destroy the visual integrity of the Garden.
In 2017 a developer, Cornell Realty, wanted to break the height limits of 6/7 stories (60/70 feet) and build buildings as high as 23 stories (230 ft) which is over a 300% increase.
We organized and pushed back, got over 5,000 people to sign our petition, so the developer withdrew the application with the promise of coming back when he got local elected support.
Now a year later an even larger development is being proposed by developer Bruce Eichner, who wants to build 42 stories in a height limited zone of 6/7 story, that is even closer than Cornell Reality to BBG.
Now that Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo is no longer facing an election year, (this is her last term) and the developer Eichner has been reported to have given money to all of the local elected officials it appears that he will not be withdrawing his application.
In the meantime, Cornell Reality is simply waiting in the wings to see what happens so that he too can re-apply with his application.
Please sign our petition and let our Elected officials know that we care about our sunlight, our air, our public spaces and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tell them to say NO! to this development. Let them know that we will fight this both in the streets and in the courts. That we vow to only support elected officials that support our causes and protect our public assets.
Help us preserve and protect this valuable public greenspace, where over 900,000 people a year visit!
If you want more information about this, please go to http://mtopp.org/bbgfund.html Or call (718) 703-3086.
Further Things You Can Do to Support
Please write an email to Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo telling her to say NO to this proposed development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to The Community Board 9 meetings on this Rezoning Proposal and Say No!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 Land Use Committee meeting - at Carroll Community Garden Center, across the street from 890 Nostrand Ave. bet. President and Carroll st.
Tuesday, March 27 , 2017 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting, at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225
Volunteer Your Time! Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do!
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